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        ROMANCERO GENERAL O COLECCION DE ROMANCES CASTELLANOS

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. Imprenta D. M. Rivadeneyra. 1849. 25X17. 2 Vol: 1vol, XCVI+600Pag+1h. 2vol, XII+736Pag+1h. 2 edicion. Romances castellanos anteriores al siglo XVIII, recogidos, ordenados, clasificados y anotados por Sr. Duran. Magnifica Obra. Ref 5.6 Biblioteca AD.

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        Further Correspondence on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation?

      William Clowes and Sons for HMSO, February, London 1849 - Tall quarto, with a large folding plate; some gatherings browned, some leaves thumbed and a few chipped at the fore-edge; overall a good copy in understated modern polished half calf, front wrapper bound in at rear. The continuation of the previous report: this Parliamentary report on the state of convict management was printed shortly before the demise of transportation to New South Wales (1850) and Van Diemen's Land (1852). The report includes a remarkable large folding hand-coloured plate detailing a portable shelter for 'detached working parties' in Van Diemen's Land. This structure of wooden slats and canvas sheeting could be folded down and loaded to a horse-drawn cart, that is depicted. The report primarily consists of correspondence between the Governor's of the Australian Colonies and Earl Grey, the British Secretary of State. Given the relatively large number of convicts transported to Van Diemen's Land in the 1840s a good portion of the material comprises despatches from Lieutenant-Governor Sir William Denison. By the time of the publication of this report in 1849, transportation to Western Australia remained the only viable long-term option. Importantly, the proposal was welcomed by the business community, landowners and other agricultural interests who urgently required convict labour to alleviate poor economic conditions. Under the title 'Formation of a Penal Establishment' the report contains resolutions of a public meeting of about 200 persons 'who are all strong advocates, under existing circumstances, for making this a penal settlement.' The mood in the eastern states was markedly different. New South Wales was on the verge of abolition and public sentiment was strongly expressed. Although the despatches from Tasmania reflect the system in demise, the large number of remaining convicts ensured a continuation of institutions such as the Port Arthur penitentiary and existing practices such as the government road gangs. Although the vast majority of the report is devoted to the Australian colonies, despatches from New Zealand, Gibraltar and Bermuda are of incidental interest. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        View of the Nile Looking Towards the Pyramids of Dashour and Saccara

      Day & Son, [London 1849 - A fine example from the deluxe issue of David Roberts' monumental works on the Middle East: 'The Holy Land' and 'Egypt & Nubia', considered the greatest lithographically illustrated works issued in the 19th century. Roberts' masterpiece was issued in 41 parts over seven years in three states; tinted, tinted proof and in its finest form (as with the present image), coloured and mounted on card. It is beautifully lithographed by Louis Haghe, to whom Roberts paid tribute in glowing terms, `Haghe has not only surpassed himself, but all that has hitherto been done of a similar nature. He has rendered the views in a style clear, simple and unlaboured, with a masterly vigour and boldness which none but a painter like him could have transferred to stone'. Abbey regarded the work as `one of the most important and elaborate ventures of nineteenth-century publishing, and.the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph'. David Roberts was born at Stockbridge near Edinburgh, and at the early age of 10 apprenticed to Gavin Buego, a house painter. He continued to work for Buego after his apprenticeship had been completed, carrying out work on imitation stone-work and paneling at Scone Palace and Abercairney Abbey. By 1818 Roberts had become assistant scene painter at the Pantheon theatre in Edinburgh, moving on to work in theatres in Glasgow and finally in late 1821 to Drury Lane theatre in London, where he worked with Clarkson Stanfield. Both artists exhibited at the Society of British Artists, Royal Academy and British Institution, and by 1830 Roberts was firmly established as a topographical artist and was able to give up his theatre work. In these early years he toured the continent and Scotland, and in 1832-33 visited Spain. In 1838 he made plans for his journey to the Near East, inspired by a love of artistic adventure; departing in August 1839 for Alexandria, he spent the remaining part of the year in Cairo, visiting the numerous tombs and sites. In February of the following year he set out to cross the desert for the Holy Land by way of Suez, Mount Sinai and Petra arriving in Gaza, and then on to Jerusalem, concluding his tour spending several months visiting the biblical sites of the Holy Land, and finally returning to England at the end of 1839. The drawings of his tour were submitted to F.G. Moon in 1840 who arranged to bring out a work illustrative of Scripture History, paying Roberts £ 3,000. for the copyright of the sketches, and for his labour in supervising Louis Haghe's lithography. Both the exhibition of his original watercolours and the subsequent published work were an immediate success and confirmed his reputation as an architectural and landscape artist of the highest order. Cf. Abbey Travel I, 272 & II, 385; cf. Blackmer 1432; cf. Gay 2216; cf. Ibrahim-Hilmy II,p.176; cf. Lipperheide Ma 27; cf. Röhrict 1984; cf. Tobler p. 229; cf. Tooley 402. Tinted lithograph by Louis Haghe, coloured by hand, mounted on card in imitation of a watercolour (as issued). Very good condition apart from several small black spots in the image and some light soiling in the margins and the image. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        HINTS ON PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE, CONTAINING, AMONG OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS, VIEWS AND PLANS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION: TOGETHER WITH AN APPENDIX RELATIVE TO BUILDING MATERIALS

      New York: G.P. Putnam, 1849.. xvii,[1],119pp. with frontis and tinted wood- engraved title page. 7 full- page wood engraved plates and 6 tinted lithographed plates. Quarto. Original olive green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. 99 wood engraved text illustrations. Shadow of offset from tinted title to printed title, a few stray marks to cloth, fore-tips a bit frayed, small nick to one joint, otherwise a very good, bright copy. First edition. An important American architecture book, which grew out of the controversies facing the Building Committee of the Smithsonian Institution, of which the polymathic Owen served as Chairman. It has for its special object "to enlighten the judgment and form the taste of those who are appointed to sit in judgment of the result of the architect's labors." In his general creative vision Owen reflects the influence of Pugin and Ruskin. The designs, shown in both highly finished wood-engravings and in elegant tinted lithography, show the building as a virtually complete entity. The three lithographic views of the Smithsonian were lithographed by Sarony & Major after Renwick. The other three lithographs were drawn by Renwick and printed by James Ackerman, and two of them, both of Grace Church, are singled out by Peters as important examples of his work. HITCHCOCK 885. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, p.72.

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        Ruine einer an einem See gelegenen gotischen Kirche, auf einem Felsen rechts im Vordergrund ein Fischer.

      . Bleistift, etwas rote Kreide, reich mit Deckweiß gehöht, auf Kreidegrundpapier, mit mehreren Linien umrandet, rechts unten signiert und datiert "C.T. Gregorovius 1849", mittig unter der Darstellung betitelt "Französisches Motiv.". 22,6:30,4 cm. Mit leichten Beschädigungen an den rechten Ecken, verso an den Ecken Reste alter Verklebung.. Über Leben und Wirken des Künstlers konnte nichts ermittelt werden. Wahrscheinlich handelt es sich um ein Mitglied der aus Danzig stammenden Künstlerfamilie Gregorovius.

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        Ausgewählte Werke. 5 Bände

      - Lorck, Lpz., 1849, zus. ca. 2000 S., original dunkelgrüne Halbleder-Ebde.mit in Gold geprägtem Rückentitel sowie je 4 Schmuckbünden. (etwas stockfl./alter Besitzername auf Vorsatz.) - Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY.

      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1849.Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, number 22 for 1849, Twenty - second Series. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, a few small text illustrations, pages: title page, 1 - 41, [1 - blank], bound in pale brown wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Operationen und Gefechts-Berichte aus dem Feldzuge in der Rhein-Pfalz und im Grossherzogthum Baden im Jahre 1849. Beihefte zum Militair-Wochenblatt vom Oktober 1849 bis Juni 1851.

      Berlin, Mittler, 1849-1851.. Titel, 270 Seiten, 30 Blatt, 9 mehrfach gefaltete lithographische Karten und 3 gefaltete Tabellen. 22 x19 cm, Halbleder der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.. Einbandkanten beschabt. Sauberes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Bologna - Bologna 8 maggio 1849

      fine '800, Bologna - Raffigurazione del tragico tentativo da parte dei Carabinieri guidati dal Colonnello Boldrini, di impadronirsi di un pezzo di artiglieria apparentemente abbandonato dagli Austriaci, che invece li attendevano al varco. In calce sette righe di descrizione dell'evento mm 345x490

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        Four Years in the Pacific in Her Majesty's Ship "Collingwood." From 1844 to 1848?

      Richard Bentley, London 1849 - Two volumes, each with frontispiece and half-title, 24 textual illustrations; a handsome set in half blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spines banded and gilt. An attractive set of the first edition of this lively account of the Pacific at mid-century. Walpole served on HMS Collingwood, the flagship of Rear Admiral Sir George Seymour and the first British ship-of-the-line to enter the Pacific Ocean via Cape Horn since the voyage of Lord Anson in 1741. 'Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Juan Fernández, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Mexico, California, the Hawaiian Islands, and Samoa were visited. The Collingwood arrived at Monterey a few days after the American flag had been raised there by John Drake Stoat' (Hill). A lengthy note in Forbes testifies to the book's importance to Hawaii. The Collingwood anchored at Byron Bay, Hilo in August 1846. There is a good description of Hilo and the vicinity, and a particularly fine description of the author's trek to see the volcano of Kilauea. Otherwise, there is an account of an official audience at the palace and the king's visit to the Collingwood in Honolulu. Many of his observations on native life and mores was based on the opportunity for first hand description, the result of a fall which led to him convalescing in a place with a view of the Valley of Nuuanu. A second edition was published in 1850, and an English-language reprint in Paris the same year. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Four Years in the Pacific in Her Majesty's Ship "Collingwood" from 1844 to 1848

      Richard Bentley, London 1849 - 2 volumes, octavo, with frontispieces, many in-text engravings; in original blue cloth, with blindstamped border decoration on front board. Very scarce, first edition: the Ingleton copy. Walpole served on the "?first British ship-of-the-line to enter the Pacific Ocean via Cape Horn since Lord Anson in 1741. The book relates to Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Juan Fernandez Island, Tahiti and the Society Islands, Mexico, California, the Hawaiian Islands, and the Samoa Islands. The Collingwood arrived at Monterey a few days after the American flag was raised?" - Hill. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA REPUBLICA DE ANDORRA

      . Zustand: Como Nuevo Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Barcelona. 1849. 1h+93Pag+1Mapa. Magnifica Historia de Andorra con un desplegable del Pais. Obra extremadamente dificil en comercio. Ref 9.5 Biblioteca A

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        China and the Chinese: their religion, character, customs, and manufactures: the evils arising from the Opium Trade: with a glance at our religious, moral, political, and commercial intercourse with the country.

      London Wm. S. Orr & Co 1849 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xvi, 447; viii, 443pp., 2 coloured lithographed frontispieces, modern tan half morocco gilt, an excellent copy. Volume 1 has a good deal of observation, mainly on south-east China and Shanghai, volume 2 contains encyclopaedic studies. The author, a barrister, was a British vice-consul in Hong-Kong in 1843 and campaigned aggressively against the "nefarious traffic" in opium, He also describes "Chu-san" as "the Great Britain of China", "productive and salubrious" whereas Hong Kong is "an unhealthy, pestilential, and unprofitable barren rock". Cordier Sinica 86; Lust, 76; Morrison, I, 679; Taylor 171. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orations, Lectures, and Addresses

      London - George Slater, 1849. London - George Slater, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A bright edition of Orations by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. This work includes Man Thinking, The Method of Nature, and Literary Ethics. Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 1882, was an American essayist, philosopher and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the early 19th century. His teachings directly influenced the growing New Thought movement of the mid 1800s, while he was seen as a champion of individualism and prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society. Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Considered one of the great orators of the time, Emerson's enthusiasm and respect for his audience enraptured crowds. His support for abolitionism late in life created controversy, and at times he was subject to abuse from crowds while speaking on the topic, however this was not always the case. When asked to sum up his work, he said his central doctrine was the infinitude of the private man. Condition: The binding is generallytight and firm. There is very mild wear to the extremities, including very mild bumping and discolouration. Internally the pages are generally bright with the occasional spot. There is a coloured pencil marginal annotation on pages 186-187. Overall the condition is very good..

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        REDBURN: HIS FIRST VOYAGE. BEING THE SAILOR-BOY CONFESSIONS AND REMINISCENCES OF THE SON-OF-A-GENTLEMAN, IN THE MERCHANT SERVICE

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. First Edition. Original cloth. Erased signature on the front endpaper. Chipping of spine to text block and heavy spotting of cloth. Marginal old dampstaining throughout. A Good or better copy of one of Melville's less common titles. Original brown cloth, 390 pages. BAL 13660. Second state with extended ads, although Schwartz claims the configuration of ads here indicates the first issue. In all only about 4500 copies were printed with about 300 of those destroyed in the 1853 Harper's warehouse fire.

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        Southey's Common-place Book, Series One - Four

      51 - London - Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849. 51 - London - Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The complete Common-place Book series of literary and theological extracts, in need of some care and attention to the binding. Bound in green cloth with gilt lettering. Bound by Remnant and Edmond, with their bookbinder's label to the rear pastedowns. The first editions of Series One to Four of the Common-place Book. Complete in Four Volumes. Condition: The text bindings are generally tight and firm, although becoming loose in places, with some pages partially detached. The inner hinges are strained and the cloth to the outer hinges are starting to split. The inner hinges are volume one and two are near failed. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping and sunning, with splits to the spine cloth. The spine of volume one is detached but present. Internally the pages have only slight browning and the occasional spot. With a Mansfield Town Hall bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Overall the condition is good only. A great candidate for re-binding, with internally quiteclean and bright pages. In need of a good hometo give this collection the status it deserves..

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        Critical and Historical Essays,

      London - Longman, Brown and Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1849. London - Longman, Brown and Green, Longmans and Roberts, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of Macaulay which includes essays on: Milton, Machiavelli, Southey's Edition of the Pilgrim's Progress, and Moore's Life of Lord Byron. In three volumes complete. Thomas Babington Macaulay was a British poet, historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer, and on British history. He also held political office as Secretary at War between 1839 and 1841 and Paymaster-General between 1846 and 1848. With a dedication by the author to Francis Jefferey. Bound by Deighton and Laughton, with binder's stamp to verso of front free endpapers. With a copperplate ink inscription to front blank of first volume, dated 1851. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, sound but with bumping and wear to extremities. With marksand wear to boards. Jointsstarting and back strip lifting to first volume. Front hinge slightly strained to second and third volumes. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout but withslight age toning and the odd spot to first and last few pages only. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Forty Days in the Desert

      London - Arthur Hall and Co., 1849. London - Arthur Hall and Co., 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An account of William Henry Bartlett's journey following the Biblical footsteps of the Israelites across the desert after Moses led them out of Egypt. With numerous illustrations and twenty-seven plates by Bartlett, collated complete. Including one folding map of the route taken. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally smart, with some rubbing to the spine and extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Some foxing to the first few pages and some marginal age-toning to the plates, with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM FORTY-NINER BYRON BLISH TO HIS SISTER, DESCRIBING HIS EXPERIENCES IN GOLD RUSH SAN FRANCISCO, HIS PLANS TO GO THE MINES, AND THE HIGH PRICES FOR GOODS. FEATURING A STRAIGHT LINE SAN FRANCISCO POSTMARK]

      San Francisco. May 22, 1849.. San Francisco. May 22, 1849.. [3]pp., on a folded folio sheet. The fourth page addressed in manuscript, with a straight line San Francisco postmark, designated for the June 20 sailing date, and marked in manuscript as "Paid 40" cents. Old folds. Remnant of wax seal. San Francisco postmark unevenly inked, with a few letters darkly printed and the "c" not visible. Very good. A wonderful letter from San Francisco in 1849, from a sailor from Maine who had just arrived, was looking forward to going to the mines, and was also involved in shipping lumber to San Francisco from Oregon. The letter is written from Byron Blish (b. 1827) to his sister, Harriet (b. 1817). Natives of Maine, they were the children of Captain James Blish, a ship master, and his wife, Mary. The letter is addressed for mailing to Mr. Noah "Wood" (i.e. Woods), a lawyer in Gardiner, Maine, though it is written to Blish's sister, Harriet (addressed in the salutation as "Hatty"). Blish describes how he and other of his fellow sailors sought to leave their shipboard service for the mines, the great influx of people into San Francisco, and the skyrocketing prices for goods caused by the Gold Rush. This letter is notable for its straight line "San Francisco" postmark, which was only used during the months of June-August, 1849, after which it was replaced by circular datestamps. Letters postmarked in such a manner are known for three sailing dates, June 20, July 2, and August 1, 1849. The present letter is marked as being sent on the June 20 sailing. Ross writes, in part: "It has been a long time since we parted & I have traveled a great ways from my friends in search of riches. But I have hit it right this time. I am within one hundred miles of the gold mines that is San Francisco. We arrived here on the 11 of the March. I went on shore on the boat and heard about the mines and the wages in this port. We said nothing until the next morning when the second mate came to turn us to. He would go. Shortly the Captain Cumes[?] said he well boys what is the matter now. We want our discharge for we want to go to the mines. To make a long story short he gave three of us there [sic] discharge and others he shipped us over so as to keep us at $125 dollars a month. Yes 125 doll. a month. I have got now in my chest 300$ in gold. In this country you cannot by the least [?] short of 1 dollar. I have seen 1 bottle of Brandy sold for 20 dollars. If I should tell you the prices of things you would tell me it was a lie. "My dear sisters this is the greatest country that ever was made. There is more money knocking around here in one day than there is in Gardiner in one year. You will see men here with little bags of gold & gold dust containing 1 to 6 thousand $ dollars. The most miserable looking beings I ever saw. They have plenty of money but no place for shelter. The town is full of men from every country. You have to go armed all the time. There are about 5 thousand tents in sight from the bark....I intend going to the mines by the 20th of September for the waters are so high that it is not profitable & it is very sickly in the mines in July & August. I am going with 3 of the crew that came out from N. York with me & the second mate....I shall probably be home by July of '50 if possible....Oh! tell Mr. Prutt that lumber is selling here for $700 dollars a thousand & is in great demand. Eastern lumber would sell better than this for this is all fir. He could make well on a cargo for people cannot get shelter. Carpenters get 15$ per day & found laboring men get from 10 to 12 per day. Butter is 1.25 cts. per lb. eggs 2.50 per dos. & everything in proportion. Bord [sic] 25$ per week. Is this not a great country? I am still on board of the Cuter [sic] leaving the 24 for Oregon City up the Columbia River for lumber & passengers. I have made one trip before....Please to direct your letters in the care of C.L. Ross San Francisco Upper California." Ross, a storekeeper, was serving as temporary postmaster in San Francisco at the time. A fine, early Gold Rush letter from San Francisco, with a desirable postmark.

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        Der sanfte Blick

      . Pastell auf braunem Papier, unten mittig signiert und datiert: "C. Bönecke 1849", verso Stempel der Sammlung Arnold Blome, Bremen (Lugt Nr. 4041), 32,2 x 27,2 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Ein gutbürgerlicher Herr, bekleidet mit einem schwarzen Gehrock und weißem Hemd, mit kurzem, nach vorne gekämmtem Haar, richtet seinen wachen, klaren Blick direkt auf den Betrachter. Die Intensität seines Blickes bewirkt einen faszinierenden Rollentausch - hier fühlt sich der Betrachter beobachtet, und der Dargestellte scheint dies zu genießen. Sein leichtes Lächeln unterstreicht zusätzlich diese Illusion. Es ist das Ende der Biedermeier-Zeit. Der modische "Vatermörder-Kragen" und das schwarze Tuch, das den Hals eng einschnürt, weisen noch auf die gesellschaftlichen Zwänge der Epoche hin. Aber die Körperhaltung ist ungezwungen, die Knöpfe des Gehrocks sind offen. Das Porträt soll weder gesellschaftlichen Stand noch bestimmte Lebensansichten repräsentieren. Im Mittelpunkt stehen nun der Dargestellte selbst, sein Charakter, sein Aussehen, seine Schwächen und Stärken. So kann die Zeichnung als dezenter, aber eindeutiger Vorbote der neuen Zeit in der Kunst gesehen werden - der Zeit des Realismus. Bönecke zeigt sich hier deutlich beeinflusst von der Porträtkunst des Berliner Malers Franz Krüger, dessen Art mit dem Pastell umzugehen, er übernimmt, sich dabei aber eine eigene Lebendigkeit erhält.

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        A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS

      , 1849. 1849. [a presentation from the publishe] Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe and Company [etc.], 1849. 1 page undated ad (for "will soon be published" WALDEN). Original blind-stamped dark brown cloth. First Edition, first issue -- in the "presentation binding," and in fact THIS IS A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE PUBLISHER. This was Thoreau's first book, which consisted of 550 copies printed at his own expense. Thoreau, with his brother John, had made this trip on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers in 1839, not long after his graduation from Harvard; however, he did not write about it until his 1845-1847 stay at the cabin on Walden Pond. Actually 1000 copies were printed, but only 550 of these were initially bound up. The book did not sell well at all; after four and a half years, when only 294 copies had been sold or presented, the remaining 256 bound copies and the 450 copies still in sheets were returned by the publisher to Thoreau in October 1853. At the end of that month Thoreau noted in his journal,~I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes, over 700 of which I wrote myself. It is not well that the author should behold the fruits of his labor, my works are piled upon one side of my chamber half as high as my head...~These copies spent the next nine years in Thoreau's attic bedroom, though he gradually sold and distributed to friends some 111 of the bound ones. Finally in April 1862 Ticknor & Fields bought the remaining 145 bound copies, plus the 450 still in sheets, for 40 cents each; they issued the 450 copies in sheets with their own 1862 title page, which constitutes the second issue.~As with all copies, three lines of text were dropped from the bottom of p. 396 (Thoreau told the printer he wanted a larger gap between two paragraphs, so the printer complied by pushing the three bottom lines off the page!). The first printing alsop has errors on pages 120, 139 and 403; in this copy someone (presumably the publisher -- see below) has corrected the first two in pencil.~This copy is in what Blanck terms the "presentation binding" (binding B, no priority) -- similar to the trade binding but with extra blind-stamped decoration on the spine and covers. This copy is in very dark brown wavy-grained "A" cloth (Blanck actually cites the presentation binding only in "black A cloth" and in vertically-ribbed "brown T cloth," and Borst cites it in "light brown T cloth or AR cloth" -- so neither cites exactly this copy's binding).~This copy is in bright, near-fine condition -- the sole flaw being the almost-unavoidable minor wear at the spine ends (the publisher's imprint at the foot of the spine is only partly affected; it is so low on the spine that on many copies it is entirely worn away). The cloth is clean with sharp blind-stamping, the gilt on the spine remains bright, and the original endpapers remain intact. There is NO restoration or "improvement" or "sophistication." Some of the pages toward the rear of the book remain unopened (not a good sign for a book presented to a reviewer!). In all, we simply do not see this book turn up in any better condition. Borst A1.1.a; Blanck 20104. Housed in a slipcase with leather label.~Provenance: the front free endpaper is inscribed in ink, "Editor of the N. A. Review | from the Publishers." Founded in 1815 by Nathan Hale and others, the North American Review was the first literary magazine of the United States (it was published continuously until 1940, when its proprietor was convicted of spying for the Japanese -- but it has since been resurrected). In 1849, the editor (and proprietor) to whom this book was inscribed was Francis Bowen, the noted Boston philosopher, writer and educationalist who, between 1843 and 1854, was not only the editor of, but also the major contributor to, this periodical. (On page 273 of the July 1849 quarterly issue, this book -- this COPY -- is noted within "New Publications Received.").

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        Gedenkstätte Heldenberg ('Radetzkys Ruhestätte zu Wetzdorf. Gedenkblatt der ruhmvollen k.k. östreichischen Armee in Ehrfurcht gewidmet von Lepie sc.').

      . getönte Lithographie v. Jankowsky n. Lepie, n. 1849, 39,5 x 52,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Nicht bei Nebehay-Wagner, Bibliographie Altösterreichischer Ansichtenwerke! - Zeigt die 1849 von Joseph Pargfrieder in seinem Schlosspark bei Kleinwetzdorf errichtete Gedenkstätte.

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        A Collection of Two Autographed Letters from Field, a Lincoln Appointee to the Supreme Court, and a Transcribed Biographical Sket

      Stephen Johnson Field left his law practice in New York City in 1849 to search for gold. While he purchased land and began mining, he quickly became mayor of Marysville, and was elected to the California assembly in 1850 and to the California Supreme Court in 1857. Because of his support for the Union, Abraham Lincoln appointed him to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1863 where he became Associate Justice (serving from 1863 to 1897, and the second longest serving Associate Justice in U.S. Supreme Court history. He was known as a pioneer of the concept of substantive due process. he wrote 544 opinions exceeded only by Justice Samuel Miller. His conflict with David Terry which began in 1859 lasted through 1889 when they encountered each other on a railway car and after David Terry struck him, his body guard shot Terry dead. The case that ensured is also a fascinating part of California legend. His views on race began as a moderate and eventually became anti-black and finally he wrote a decision infused with racist anti-Chinese-American rhetoric. He had also jointed the majority in the Plessy v Ferguson case which upheld racial segregation. The two letters are written to Charles Lanman who was requesting in 1867 an autobiographical sketch. His secretary copied one from the New York Transcript of March 12, 1863. The notations in the margins are from his hand. All in near fine condition and remarkable both for U.S. Supreme Court scholars and California History..

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        A Chorographical Map of the Province of New York, divided into Counties, Manors, Patents and Townships.

      1849 1849 - Size: 700 x 950 mm. Framed size 870 x 1030 mm. Overall good condition. Some loss in parts due to folds, and some foxing. Framed. Lithograph. Later colour. Magnificent map of New York State, just before Independence, showing the divisions and ownership of land in detail. The map is lithographed from the copperplate original, that was engraved and published by William Faden in 1779. 'Sauthier's map of New York summarises much of the British military mapping done in the years preceding the revolution. Born in Strasbourg, Sautier was employed by Governor Tyron in 1776, and appointed surveyor for the Province of New York in 1773. After 1776 he was employed as a military surveyor. In compiling this map Sauthier drew on his detailed surveys, as well as on the surveys of Bernard Ratzer, another important surveyor and map maker in the years preceding the Revolution.' (Ref: William P. Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, 72-75; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America, 1047.) William P. Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, 72-75; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America, 1047.

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        Dictionnaire universel d'Histoire naturelle, résumant et complétant les Encyclopédies, les anciens Dictionnaires scientifiques, Buffon et les meilleurs Traités spéciaux, Par Arago, Geoffroy St Hilaire, de Jussieu, de Quatrefages, Desmarest, etc,

      Renard, Paris 1849 - 25 volumes in-8vo, brochés, Sans l'Atlas,Discours préliminaire (232 pp) par d'Orbigny ,Chaque volume environ 400 pp sur 2 colonnes, Etat moyen, quelques petits manques aux dos, non rognés,16 x 25 cm

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY. PRESENTATION COPY

      London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1849.. London, from the Philosphical Transactions, printed by Richard Taylor, 1849.. Offprint from the Philosophical Transactions - Part 1, number 22 for 1849, Twenty-second Series. PRESENTATION TO TOP OF TITLE PAGE "REV. DR. ROBINSON, (IRISH ASTRONOMER?), FROM THE AUTHOR". 4to, approximately 300 x 230 mm, 11¾ x 9 inches, a few small text illustrations, pages: title page, 1-41, [1 - blank], bound in pale brown wrappers. Wrappers dusty, spine worn with slight loss of paper, pencil and old ink notes to top cover, faint vertical crease to covers and text, edges of covers showing slight wear and handling, otherwise a very good copy with unopened pages as issued, (never read). Rev. Dr. Thomas Romney Robinson (23 April 1792 - 28 February 1882) was an astronomer and physicist. He was the longtime director of the Armagh Astronomical Observatory, one of the chief astronomical observatories in the U.K. during the 19th century. (Wikipedia). See: Faraday's Correspondence letter 2289; The Haskell F. Norman Library of Science and Medicine Part 3, page 139. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        O Sketch of the Public Surveys in Michigan

      Surveyors General Office of Michigan, Detroit 1849 - Size : 567x580 (mm), 22.25x22.875 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Verfassung des Deutschen Reiches. Amtliche Ausgabe

      Frankfurt, Krebs-Schmitt, 1849. 32 Seiten. Pappband der Zeit, 4°. - Slg. Friedlaender 83. - Erste amtliche Ausgabe der am 28. März 1849 von der verfassungsgebenden Nationalversammlung beschlossenen und verkündeten Reichsverfassung, die prägend für die weitere konstitutionelle und demokratische deutsche Verfassungsgeschichte war. - Die Deckblätter angestaubt und am Oberrand etwas wasserfleckig, sonst sauber.

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        De vestiging en uitbreiding der Nederlanders ter Westkust van Sumatra. Uitgegeven door P.J. Veth.

      Amsterdam, P.N. van Kampen, 1849-50.2 volumes. Half cloth, original printed wrappers mounted (binding F.B. Smits, Batavia). With 2 maps and 14 handcoloured or tinted lithographed plates by C.W. Mieling after the author. CX,240; (2),264 pp.* First edition. - Interesting account based on information and reports collected by De Stuers (1788-1861) when he was military commandant and resident of Padang between 1824 and 1829. He left the colony after a conflict with the governor-general about the expansion of authority in Sumatra. 'Veth published the book because it clarified a little-known episode in colonial history. In Veth's view, it underscored the need for the Netherlands to concern itself more actively with the administration of the Outer Islands. In an annotated introduction running to over a hundred pages Veth reviewed the history of Dutch military action on Sumatra' (Van der Velde, P.J. Veth, p. 119). The fine plates are after drawings by the author. - A fine set.Tiele 1066; Cat. NHSM I, p.512; Cat. KITLV p.18; Bastin-Brommer N 406; Landwehr, Coloured plates, 449.

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        Sarcastic Autographed Letter Signed

      Norfolk, 1849. Norfolk, 1849. unbound. 1 page, 10 x 8 inches, Norfolk Navy Yard, February 28, 1849. Signed "D.G. Farragut Commdr. U.S.N." to assistant surgeon Dr. Charles H. Wheelwright, who apparently had mounted a hissy-fit over the loss of a pencil and denounced the personnel at the Gosport Navy Yard as a bunch of thieves. Farragut diplomatically informs the surgeon that "...the pencil, (which caused you to denounce 'the Gosport Navy Yard people a set of Plunderers') has been found; and I strongly suspect precisely where you left it. It will be delivered to your order. The propriety of your denunciation I leave to your own conscience." Small tears at the edges of the folds; still very good condition. Union rear admiral instrumental in the taking of New Orleans and the Union control of the Mississippi. It was at Mobile Bay where he exclaimed, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!

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        Madrid

      . Plano de Madrid. Edicion del Anno de 1849. Este plano es copia del que formaron por orden y a espensas del Eseno Ayuntamiento de esta Capital Ios Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos D. Juan Merlo, D. Fernando Gutierrez y D. Juan de Ribera desde 1841 a 1846. Stahlstichkarte von J. Noguera in 32 Segmenten, auf Lwd. aufgezogen. Plano oficial de la Villa. Madrid 1849, 84 x 112 cm in Lwd.-Schuber d. Zt. mit Rsch. - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Beilage zum "Atlas de Espana y sus posesiones de ultramar" des "Diccionario geografico-estadistico-historico".- Gutes Exemplar.# Large city map of 1849 in beautiful original conservation.

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        Album der deutschen National-Versammlung. Nach Seib's Lichtbildern gezeichnet und lithographiert von H. Hasselhorst und Ph. Winterwerb. 54 getönte Porträttafeln in Lithographie und ein Grundriss der Paulskirche.

      Frankfurt, Jügel, 1849.. Format: 38 x 30 cm. Orig.-Halbleinen (Einbandberieben und fleckig).. *Seltene Sammlung von lithogr. Portraits der bedeutendsten Mitglieder der ersten deutschen Parlamentarier der Paulskirche. Tafeln papierbedingt meist stärker gebräunt. Voratz mit 2 hübschen alten Exlibris.

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        Das erste deutsche Parlament. 3 Bände in 1. 2 Bl., 328 S.; 1 Bl., 317 S.; 1 Bl., 475 S. Hübscher Halblederbd um 1890 mit 2 schwarzen Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung.

      Leipzig, Weidmann, 1849.. . Erste Ausgabe der ersten und bedeutendsten Darstellung der Frankfurter Nationalversammlung, gehört bis heute zu den wichtigsten Werken zur Geschichte von 1848. Laube war 1848 in die Nationalversammlung gewählt worden, jedoch im März des folgenden Jahres zurückgetreten. Im Parlament gehörte er als konstitutioneller Monarchist zum rechten Flügel des Zentrums, dem "Augsburger Hof". Laube zählt zu den "ersten, die während und sogleich nach der Revolution geschichtlichen Verlauf und persönliche Leistung festzulegen versuchten" (Valentin). Aus eigener Anschauung wird die Geschichte und Vorgeschichte der Versammlung geschildert, verbunden mit der Charakterisierung zahlreicher Parlamentsmitglieder. Dadurch wird seine Schilderung "ein Buch von urkundlichem Wert" (E. Alker). Auf die Darstellung seiner persönlichen Erlebnisse in den ersten beiden Bänden folgt eine historisch-politische Analyse. - Exlibris Theo Koerper und Freiherr H. v. Kap-her-Bären-Klause (sic!). Stockfleckig. Ohne die Vortitel zu Teil 2 und 3. - Valentin I 238. Hirschberg (dtv) S. 293.

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        Redburn: His First Voyage

      Harper, New York 1849 - Very good. No dust jacket. null First edition, BAL's first state. Original cloth, spine faded with slight loss to spine ends, foxing to pages, blue shield stamp to copyright page, still a sound copy, quite scarce with the first state ads. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

      Boston and Cambridge: James Munroe and Company, 1849 - A notable copy of Thoreau's first book, largely overlooked when initially published, and now a recognized classic. Emerson famously declined to review his friend's book; but the present copy makes it clear that some did commit their opinions to print: tipped in at the verso of the announcement for Walden is a 500-word review of the 'Week', signed in type "F.", and with initials "O.B.F." in ink below, in the hand of Octavius Brooks Frothingham (1822-1895), Harvard class of 1843, Divinity School class of 1846, and in 1849 the minister of the North Church in Salem, Mass. It is likely from a Salem paper, possibly the Observer. Thoreau's lectures were announced in the paper, and in the early 1850s, Frothingham had pamphlets printed at the Observer print shop and his discourses were reported in the paper. Frothingham's biographer Caruthers (page 28): "One wonders what he thought of Henry Thoreau, who in Frothingham's later History of Transcendentalism, received a mere parenthetical reference." This can now be answered. The review opens as follows: In looking over this book we have been agreeably disappointed. [-] With all this, however, Mr. Thoreau's book has rare merits. The author is an enthusiast and a scientific one upon the works and scenes of Nature [-] After he moved to Jersey City and New York, Frothingham became a champion of nonsectarian religious thought, and wrote frequent criticism, reviewing, for example, Renan's Life of Jesus for the Christian Examiner in 1863. He was also the first historian of Transcendentalism, whose work, Transcendentalism in New England (1876), remains the most comprehensive in its historical scope (yet even when it first appeared, it was faulted for neglecting Thoreau). This review is not recorded in Borst's Henry David Thoreau, A Reference Guide (1987), nor in Scharnhorst (1992) or Cameron's two Supplements (1997). It is notable that no reference is made to Thoreau's theology, which so incensed other contemporaries; and that the reviewer has identified Thoreau as an important writer on nature in the line of Gilbert White. A contemporary copy with AN UNREPORTED REVIEW OF THOREAU'S FIRST BOOK First edition of the author's first book. 8vo. 413, [3] pp. With terminal advertisement leaf announcing "Will Soon Be Published Walden, or Life in the Woods -". Original brown blindstamped cloth. Spine perished, boards edgeworn and detached. Textblock clean and sound. Review of the book tipped in at end on verso of advertisement leaf and facing blank (clipping partly toned). Half morocco slipcase and chemise. BAL 20104; Borst A1.1.a; for Frothingham, see: Caruthers, Octavius Brooks Frothingham, Gentle Radical (Univ. of Alabama Pr., 1977) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Outlines Of Astronomy

      Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1849. Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1849. Good, foxing to plates and prelims, boards stained, corners bumped. Hardback, 8vo, xiv, 661 pp, plates, diagrams, brown cloth, gilt spine rebacked with title and author blocked in gold; 1st edition.

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        Floriated Ornament: A Series of Thirty-One Designs

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1849 London: Henry G. Bohn, 1849. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. maroon morocco spine and decorated thick maroon cloth, five gilt designs front and back covers. Teg. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Pugin, Augustus. 3 pages in text. Folio, 33 x 27 cm, Thirty-one chromolithograph plates, some heightened in gold, including frontispiece and additional pictorial title, all with guard sheets. A.W. Pugin strongly advocated the claims of Gothic art, and which were illustrated by himself, chiefly with etchings [see: BRYAN'S DICTIONARY VOL.IV, p.166-167]. His polemical and scholarly publications written and illustrated created a greater impact than his actual buildings. Here he advocates again the great skill of ancient artists in their adaptation and disposition of forms. Book plate removed front cover pastedown, corners bumped, small stamp pastedown and free endpaper, plates clean and bright.

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        The Cottage Gardener

      1849-50; 1850-1. 1849-50; 1850-1, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsome trio of the Victorian horticultural periodical The Cottage Gardener. Consisting of six volumes in total, with two bound into each book. Containing, on a weekly basis: October 5th 1848 to September 27th 1849, October 4th 1849 to September 26th 1850, and October 3rd 1850 to September 25th 1851, respectively. Providing a fascinating insight into gardening in this era, these three volumes represent some of the earliest issues of the publication, which was founded by George William Johnson in 1848 and appeared weekly until 1915. Johnson (1802 1886) was a British writer on gardening who specialised in the application of chemistry to horticulture. Each volume features a vast variety of subject matters, offering information on everything from artichoke culture and the treatment of burns to sugar beer and destroying wasps. With many lovely woodcuts throughout. Uncommon. Condition: Uniformly bound in full cloth with decorative gilt spines. Externally, rubbed with some light wear and bumping to extremities. Hinges are somewhat tender with splits in places. Internally, generally firmly bound with the occasional page working loose. Front free endpaper and first few pages of vol I detached but present. Some light spotting to endpapers but otherwise bright, clean copies with only the occasional mark or spot. Small 1/0/0 written in ink to each front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD..

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        Die Geheimnisse der Angel- und Netzfischerei - von Lord Clinton. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Die Geheimnisse der Angel- und Netzfischerei - von Lord Clinton. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Jakob Ernst von Reider.

      Jüterbog, A.M.Colditz Verlag, 1849.. 1. Aufl. XX, 92 Seiten erste deutsche Ausgabe Gr.8°, Softcover/Paperback. Einband etwas berieben und bestossen, Block einmal gebrochen, unbeschnitten, stockfleckig, extrem selten, ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ aus der Sammlung Stölzle Nr.24

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        Marco Visconti

      Florence - Felice le Monnier, 1849. Florence - Felice le Monnier, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A First Edition of Tommaso Grossi's historical novel,Marco Visconti. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. First Edition. In Italian. A story of the fourteenth century. Also contains Ildegonda, La fuggitiva, and Ulrico e Lida. Direct from the Widdrington library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the front free-endpaper. Tommaso Grossi (17911853), Lombard poet and novelist, published two poems in 1816, written in Milanese -La Pioggia d'oro (The Shower of Gold) and La Fuggitiva (The Fugitive). These compositions secured him the friendship of Porta and Manzoni, and the three poets came to form a literary triumvirate of Romanticism in Lombardy. Grossi took advantage of the popularity of his Milanese poems to try Italian verse, into which he sought to introduce the moving realism which had given such satisfaction in his earliest compositions; and in this he was entirely successful with his poem Ildegonda (1814). The example of Manzoni induced Grossi to write the historical novel Marco Visconti, a work which contains passages of true description and deep pathos. A little later Grossi published a tale in verse, Ulrico e Lida, but with this publication his poetical activity ceased. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some slight wear to the extremities, withsome slight bumping to just the top and tail of the spine. Internally the pages are generally bright with onlyvery mild browning to the page edges, and background foxing throughout. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Frank Forester's Fish and Fishing of the United States and British Provinces of North America

      London - Richard Bentley, 1849. London - Richard Bentley, 1849 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. Henry William Herbert's interesting book on fishing, written under his pseudonym, Frank Forester. First edition. With many attractive illustrations and diagrams. Bound by S. Hogg. With copperplate inscription to front blank dated 1865. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, smart with very slight wear and fading to spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean except for spotting to first and last couple of pages. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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